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  • During House Floor Debate, Curbelo Expresses Support for Juvenile Justice Reform Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Criminal Justice Reform

    As the House debates the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017 on the House floor today, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) joined his colleagues to express his support of the legislation, of which he is a co-sponsor, that would reauthorize and improve current law and put more kids on the pathway to success. Curbelo previously introduced similar legislation in the 114th Congress, which passed the House in September 2016. A transcript of Curbelo’s remarks is below. A video of the full speech is ... Read more

  • What They Are Saying: Curbelo Rises Above Political Fray By Introducing Legislation That Would Protect DREAMers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform President Todd Schulte: “We want to thank Congressman Curbelo for once again fighting to fix our broken immigration system. He knows how important this is to families in South Florida and across the nation.” Schulte: “Dreamers who came to this country as children are part of our communities and shouldn’t be kept in fear of deportation.” Schulte: “While this legislation is a step in the right direction, this is only one area of several that needs to be reformed. Our economy and safety will... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: States Ease Restrictions on Voting by Felons
    Posted in In The News on March 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform

    ... Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R., Fla.), one of the only GOP officials to sign the petition supporting the constitutional amendment, said the issue should transcend partisanship. After the court decides whether it qualifies for the ballot, the amendment would need roughly 750,000 signatures; to take effect, it needs approval from 60% of voters. “If you can’t give people a way to get back on their feet and become fully active citizens once they’ve served their time, then it’s only a matter of time bef... Read more

  • Curbelo Applauds Miami-Dade Police Department $3.125 Million Grant Award
    Posted in Press Releases on October 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform

    Miami, Florida—It was recently announced that the Miami-Dade Police Department has received a competitive grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice to hire more police officers under the COPS Program. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a strong supporter of MDPD and the COPS Program, issued the following statement: “I applaud the U.S. Department of Justice’s award of $3,125,000 over three years for the Miami-Dade Police Department. This funding from the 2016 COPS Hiring Program will allow MDPD t... Read more

  • Curbelo Helps Secure Grant for Smart Prosecution Initiative
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice Reform

    Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that the State Attorney’s Office of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami has been awarded a grant of $350,000 for the Smart Prosecution Initiative. Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a supporter of this funding, released the following statement: “I am proud to have helped secure this important grant for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s office that will provide $350,000 for the Smart Prosecution Initiative. This program, administered by t... Read more

  • Curbelo Introduces Bill to Help At-Risk Youth
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Criminal Justice Reform

    Washington, D.C.—Today, Rep. Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), a Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced H.R. 5963 the Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act. This important bill is a reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to promote safe and healthy communities. Rep. Curbelo released the following statement in support of his bill: “Giving our nation’s at-risk youth and juvenile offenders the services they need to get on the ... Read more

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